After years of offering an exclusive invite-only membership program, Chick-fil-A has finally launched a loyalty program for the masses. Is the program as popular as their legendary chicken sandwiches? Keep reading to find out.
How does the Chick-fil-A One program work?
Chick-Fil-A One is an app and web-based loyalty program that rewards members with points for every dollar they spend, those points can be saved up and exchanged for free food and drinks. Not only does each dollar get you closer to some tasty food for free, but it also pushes you towards the higher membership tiers, where you can earn more points per dollar in addition to unlocking new perks and rewards.
Your membership status will be determined by your annual spend and will reset at the start of every calendar year. Each member will enter the program at Chick-Fil-A One member status, and this is the level all members will return to at the start of each year. Earning 1000 points within a year will elevate you to the next membership tier, Chick-Fil-A One Silver, and earning 5000 points will give you the elite status of Chick-Fil-A One Red Membership.
What are the benefits of joining Chick-fil-A One?
Members earn points on every dollar spent through their Chick-Fil-A One account, in-store, through the app, and online. Members will also receive exclusive discounts, offers, and opportunities to earn bonus points on occasion.
How do Chick-fil-A One points work?
Every dollar you spend through your Chick-Fil-A One account will earn you points, the amount will vary based on the membership tier you belong to. Regular members of the program will earn 10 points per dollar spent, Members of the upgraded Silver tier will earn 11 points on every dollar, and top tier Red level members will earn 12 points. These points can be exchanged for food and beverage items, with the lowest cost reward starting at 150 points for a free cookie, and the highest priced reward being 1500 points for a Spicy Southwest Salad. The most popular rewards are around 500 points for your choice of a Chicken Sandwich or nuggets. These rewards and point values may change over time, and new rewards may be introduced as limited-time offers as per the program guidelines.
In addition to earning you free food and drinks, every point earned over a calendar year will get you closer to the next tier of membership which offers new perks and more points per dollar as outlined above. You’ll need to earn 1000 points over the year at the rate of 10 points per dollar to achieve Silver tier membership and an additional 4000 points at a rate of 11 points per dollar to move up from Silver to Red Tier membership. If this sounds out of reach, don’t worry! You could easily reach Silver Tier membership with just a few orders over the year, and if you really want to reach the top tier Red status, it’s not out of reach with a party tray or two along with your regular orders. If you have kids, this is easily done with a few class parties as many members of the program have said in reviews. Chick-Fil-A party trays are also a great option for family gatherings, as you get a lot of food for your money and a variety that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
If you are unsure of your current membership tier, or you’d like to check your progress towards the next tier, you can do so by logging into your account on the app or website and selecting the Rewards tab.
Does Chick-fil-A One offer a sign-up bonus?
At this time, there is no bonus offered when you sign up to join the Chick-Fil-A One Rewards program. However, you’ll only need to spend $15 to earn your first reward if you’d like a cookie, a side of hash browns, or a small Ice Dream cone. For an additional $5 of points, you can also claim your choice of a small or medium order of waffle fries. That’s only four chicken sandwiches or two meals for the lowest tier rewards.
Are there any other benefits to joining Chick-fil-A One?
There are a surprising amount of benefits you’ll receive when you join the Chick-Fil-A One program. Not only will you earn points towards new membership tiers and free food and beverages, but Members of all tiers will also receive a birthday reward as well as occasional bonus food rewards from their local Chick-Fil-A, which may vary by store and region. Every member of the program can also pre-order their favorite foods through the app to avoid waiting on pick up. Members of the program who have achieved Silver or Red tier status unlock a number of additional perks, including the ability to gift points and rewards to friends and family, or even charities. Red tier members will also be the first to know about additions to the menu and will receive exclusive insider updates. Tiered Members may also receive additional offers and bonus point earning opportunities.
How do you join the Chick-Fil-A One Program?
If you want to become a Chick-Fil-A One member you can do so by signing up through the app or website. You will need to provide your first and last name, as well as an email address.
How do you check your Chick-Fil-A One points balance?
Checking your points balance is as simple as signing into the app or website. Once you’ve logged in, navigate to the rewards tab to see your current points balance and any available rewards.
Can you add points later if you forget at the checkout?
If you forget to use your account to make an order, excluding those made through third-party delivery apps, you will have 30 days to claim your points using the form found here on the website. You will need to be logged into your account and follow the steps provided in the form to file a points claim.
How do you redeem points?
If you are ready to trade our points in and claim a reward, you can do so through the app or website, just sign in to your account and navigate to the Rewards tab. You’ll find your points balance and a list of available rewards, any rewards that appear in grey are more than your current points balance and cannot yet be claimed. Once you’ve claimed your reward, or received a surprise reward from your local Chick-Fil-A, you will receive a notification in-app and via email. You can also view your available rewards in the rewards section of the app or website.
Do Chick-Fil-A One points expire?
At this time there is no expiration period on points earned through the Chick-Fil-A One loyalty program, but your membership tier will still reset at the start of a new calendar year. Unfortunately, Rewards do expire and their expiration schedule varies. If you’d like to check the expiration date on your rewards, you can do so under the Rewards tab on the app or website when you’re logged into your account.
Getting the most out of Chick-fil-A One
The Chick-Fil-A One loyalty program is a little different from a lot of other restaurant loyalty programs and lucky for us that means there are a lot of ways to make sure you are getting the most out of it. Here are a few ways to maximize your returns:
Raise Your Membership Tier
Even if you aren’t quite ready to make the 5000 point commitment to level up to the Red Tier membership, it’s totally worth it to at least strive for Silver Tier. You only need to earn a total of 1000 points in a calendar year and you will earn more points on every purchase after, as well as unlocking most of the membership perks offered by the program. That’s $100 spent in a year, which is pretty easy to manage for most Chick-Fil-A fans!
Claim Your Birthday Reward
If you are interested in loyalty programs, it’s pretty safe to assume you love free food, and who doesn’t? Once per year, Chick-Fil-A will give you a reward with no strings attached just to celebrate your birthday. You deserve to be celebrated, and you deserve a free tasty treat, so be sure to stop in and claim your birthday reward!
Take Advantage of Bonus Food Rewards When Offered By Your Local Chick-Fil-A
Every once in a while you will receive bonus food rewards from your local Chick-Fil-A. These offers are available to members of any tier and are a pretty great perk. Just imagine, you are trying to figure out what you want for lunch and a reward shows up in your inbox, what could be better? Claiming the reward and enjoying a bonus free lunch of course! Don’t let these freebies pass you by.
Order Ahead To Skip The Wait
One of the most underrated perks of the Chick-Fil-A One program is the ability to place your order through the app or website and avoid the wait when picking up your food. Take advantage of your membership and get the special treatment you deserve!
What are the members saying?
The Chick-Fil-A One program is a pretty extraordinary thing, it is the rare program that has almost exclusively good reviews across its platforms even though it has a crazy number of users. The app has a 4.9-star rating after 1.6 million reviews on the app store and is the seventh most downloaded app in the food and drink category. Members are happy with the program, the rewards, and the performance of the app.
If you were a member of the original invite-only program, you should be aware that the new version of the app no longer allows you to stack gift cards, but the feature may be brought back at a later date.
Overall, the verdict is an overwhelmingly positive one, so if you have any interest in earning some free Chick-Fil-A, we, along with the other members of the program highly recommend checking it out!
If you were left hanging with the old invite-only loyalty program or you are one of the millions of people who frequent Chick-Fil-A, you should check out their new and improved Chick-Fil-A One rewards program. Even if you’ve never been to a Chick-Fil-A and you just enjoy free food, it’s worth checking out. The program is straightforward and easy to use, the rewards are varied and delicious, and there are lots of ways to make sure you are getting the most out of your membership. At the very least, you can treat yourself with the occasional bonus reward and annual birthday freebie, and if you aren’t a frequent customer, you don’t have to worry about your points expiring. Happy eating!